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There is a 26 boat fleet assembled for the DMYK Kish race
The DMYC in Dun Laoghaire are reminding sailors that online entry for its Kish race on Dublin Bay closes tomorrow at 19.00 on 24th September. Looking at the weekend forecast – sailing tomorrow may will be for the heavy weather…
Enda O'Coineen's Team Ireland IMOCA 60 yacht alongside at the Royal Irish Yacht Club
29 skippers have so far fulfilled the administrative, sporting and technical requirements to be able to take up the challenge of the 'Everest of the seas'. To compare the situation, twenty lined up for the last edition four years ago,…
Enda O'Coineen addresses the media at this week's Vendee Globe press conference in Paris
Galway Bay sailor Enda O'Coineen (60) took his place among 29 skippers from 10 countries gathered in the heart of Paris this week for the official Vendee Globe 2016 press conference. Media from around the world came to hear how preparations…
The Kish Light on Dublin Bay is the turning mark for the DMYC race on September 25th
The DMYC will hold its annual Dun laoghaire to Kish lighthouse (and back) race on Sunday 25th September. The DMYC have been staging this race since the early 1980’s when it was a single–handed affair and over more recent years…
Thomas Dolan competing in Mini 650 Azores Race
After a promising first solo leg of “Les Sables-Les Azores-Les Sables”, Ireland's Thomas Dolan, or l’irlandais Volant”, or the Flying Irishman, as he has been christened by French media, currently stands in second place with 1 hour and 35 minutes…
French yachtsman clings to his upturned hull after keel failure
For many Afloat.ie readers, he was just a silhouetted figure sitting atop a boat waiting to be rescued when Afloat.ie published the story about a solo sailor's rescue off the Wexford coast. Like so many rescue video clips, there was…
After a windy first SORC Solo Fastnet race, Conor Fogerty and BAM from Howth Yacht Club finish in light airs on the A2 at Plymouth
Conor Fogerty's Sunfast 3600, Bam from Howth Yacht Club continued her 2016 campaign with the inaugural SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) run, Solo Fastnet, from Cowes to the Fastnet, finishing at Plymouth, a distance of 605 nautical miles, writes BAM…
HYC's Bam competing in last month's Round Ireland race. Sailing solo this week, skipper Conor Fogerty is in contention in the Solo Fastnet race and expected to finish the race tomorrow
Conor Fogerty's BAM from Howth Yacht Club is lying second overall in class and fourth overall in the inaugural Solo Fastnet race this morning. Fogerty is expected to finish the five day course tomorrow. The Royal Western Yacht Club of…
Mini Transat sailor Thomas Dolan in his new Pogo3 boat
It has been a successful season of mini racing for County Meath Solo sailor Tom Dolan, with two victories out of two solo races in the Atlantic mini–circuit. This combined with a sixth and fifth place finish in the two…
Christophe Maupaté's custom-built 7.5m Zeppelin RIB comes with a four-stroke Suzuki outboard motor
#Solo - Pictured above is the RIB that French sailor Christophe Maupaté will pilot solo in his quest to set a new Atlantic record from Bordeaux to New York. Previously attempted by Ireland's own Enda O'Coineen, no one has yet…
The 2016 Golden Globe Conference will be held during the Paris Boat Show
With just two years to go before the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race (GGR) from Falmouth UK on 16th June, Kevin Farebrother from Australia, Lionel Regnier from France bring the entry list to 30 + 7 on wait…
The look of a long-distance voyager – Conor Fogerty in Howth today following his return from the Caribbean
Just ten months after sailing away into the wide blue yonder, Conor Fogerty of Howth has returned this week with his SunFast 3600 Bam with more than 12,000 miles logged in just ten months away, and a Class win recorded…
Edmond de Rothschild skipper Sébastien Josse was forced to retire in the early hours of the morning on May 4th after damaging his mainsail battens
The Transat bakerly is living up to its reputation as one of the toughest challenges in professional sport, with three of the 24 competitors retiring within the last 24 hours and some fierce battles elsewhere in the fleet. Shortly after…
Maxime Sorel aboard his damaged Class40 VandB following a collision
A French yachtsman competing in The Transat bakerly solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York, was forced to abandon the race today after his boat crashed into a container ship. Maxime Sorel on board the yacht VandB was among…
Thomson kitesurfs more than twice the height of his HUGO BOSS mast. See full video below.
Having established himself as a daredevil of the sport of sailing, this latest stunt involves frequent Cork Harbour visitor Alex Thomson, on a kiteboard, chasing his IMOCA open 60 HUGO BOSS boat upwind and attaching himself via a rope to…
An 60–foot round the world French racing yacht is berthed in Crookhaven Bay in County Cork this morning having been abandoned mid–Atlantic three weeks ago and brought to the Irish harbour by a recovery team that included Kinsale's Marcus Hutchinson.…

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